Better than pocket money

Having blogged for over five years I’ve had my fair share of freebies from various companies, all of which I have been very grateful for and have had many a happy occasion wearing. However, none of these blogging gifts have meant as much to me as this outfit here…..

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There’s a saying that my mother has repeated at least a thousand times over the course of my life, and that is, “Good friends are better than pocket money.”  I have to agree with her. I’ve had this outfit now for around three months and I’ve been patiently waiting for the combination of good weather, and a church day to wear it. (Don’t you just hate wasting a great outfit on a not-so-great event?) It’s not a gift from a major brand, but a gift from fellow blogger Gaelle of The Curvy and Curly Closet. It’s not my birthday, its not Christmas, and I’ve done nothing to deserve it. Gaelle is just a wonderfully kind person who for some reason thought of me when she could have been thinking of so many other people and things. It’s custom made in Senegal by Belya Design using a traditional but modern bold geometric print on cotton fabric, and is fully lined. If I had chosen the fabric myself I couldn’t have chosen one more suited to my tastes. I’ve only met Gaelle once but she knows me so well- a testament to the power of the internet. I’ve had lots of compliments all day and I’ve felt great wearing it. In fact now that I think about it, this is my first ever “suit” of any description.

Gaelle, a hundred million thank you’s! May God continue to bless you- MWAH!


Vital Statistics

New shop item!

I’m on a sewing roll! This week’s addition to the shop comes in the form of this bold cotton top with a measuring tape print. The bodice is fitted and has an open ended zip at the back so that the back opens up completely. Unlike the world print top, the zipper is hidden. This beauty is a size 22 but I I have more fabric so if you would like one custom made, please ask! Detailed measurements are:

Bust: 49.5″/ 126cm
Waist: 45.5″/ 115cm
Shoulder to hem length: 28.5″/73cm
Sleeve length: 8.5″/ 22cm
Cuff: 9.5″/ 24cm

There’s a certain irony is a larger woman wearing clothing that’s covered in measurements as many of us keep our vital statistics a closely guarded secret. This top laughs in the face of such contrived modesty and is not for the faint of heart!

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Item of the week 05/06/14

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jay Bird Shoes, £65, Office


Around the world in a day

The headless fattie strikes again.

I’m slowly but surely working through the pile of fabric that’s threatening to evict me from my own home. I’ve made another skirt, this time using the Vintage Marco Polo/ Dora the Explorer inspired nautical cotton print that I recently added to the stockpile because I’m weak.

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The skirt is a UK30 with a 50″/ 127cm waist. For more details please see the Etsy Listing.

Also, I’m sporting a new tshirt from M&S which is here.


Musicology

The latest handcrafted addition to the Etsy shop….

Union Skirt

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I’ve put it on for the photo but I’m so darn pleased with how its turned out that I’m going to make another one for myself, pronto. Its a great vintage style print with a rock ‘n’ roll edge, on cotton poplin fabric. If you look carefully you will see that the text mentions the likes of The Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Coldplay and um…. McFly? It really is quite an amusing read.

The skirt shown has a 47.5″/ 121cm waist and is 31.5″/ 80cm long. There is an exposed zipper at the back with a small button on the inside for extra security, and side pockets. I can make it shorter if you would prefer a shorter length.

For more info and to see other new and vintage items, go here now.

PS- I’m now on Instagram! ID: fatgirlclothes


Item of the week 24/05/14

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Deja- vu x2!

Less than 24 hours ago I told you about the blue and black dress that I thrifted and it brought back memories of an identical dress I had. Today I go out and find the exact same dress in green! What are the chances of that happening?!

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Talk about grinning from ear to ear! It made my day!

Size 14/ 16 green dress available here.


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